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Sisters of Charity (Halifax) – our carbon footprint

The Sisters of Charity of Halifax offer this reflection on Lightening Our Carbon Footprint “We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future” Earth Charter Preamble “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ (23) Climate is a […]

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Sister of Charity – Patron saint of scavenging

A recent article by Sharon Abercrombie in the NCR describes Sr. Paula Gonzalez, Sister of Charity of Cincinnati,  as a possible Patron saint of scavenging. The article begins… For Sr. Paula Gonzalez, SC 78, recycling is a spiritual practice. She views yard and garage sales as the compost bins for all of the stuff produced by […]

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Laudato Si’ invoked by CM Bishop

Bishop Benjamin Romarosa, C.M., of Madagascar speaks of caring for our common home and Laudato Si’ in a strongly worded letter to his own government. Madagascar, one of the planet’s poorest countries, has become a new Eldorado of the large international mining companies, always seeking new resources in order to satisfy the growing needs of […]

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Vincentian Care for Creation

World Day of Prayer for Creation – Vincentian prayer service

Thanks to Fr. Terrence J. Moran, Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. who sent the following prayer service based on Laudato Si’ and includes quotes from the Vincentian/Charity tradition. The Vincentian Family World Day of Prayer for Creation (Printable PDF) The Vincentian Family Joins in the World Day of Prayer for […]

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Praise Be || Laudato Si

The long awaited papal encyclical on the interaction of humans and their environment was released today. It’s prompting reflection and commentary everywhere. “This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have […]

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